The flag of Togo was adopted on April 27, 1960. It has five equal horizontal bands of green (top and bottom) alternating with yellow. There is a white five-pointed star on a red square in the upper hoist-side corner. It uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia, but the design resembles the flag of Liberia which itself echoes the flag of the United States. The flag was designed by Mr. Ahyi Paul. Red represents blood shed by martyrs to gain independence; white represents hope; green represents the forests, agriculture, nature, and overall hope for the future; yellow represents natural resources of the country.
2′ x 3′ outdoor nylon flag with white canvas heading and brass grommets.